Incarcerating juveniles for non-violent crimes is counter productive in almost every way. Most young people who are jailed for "status offenses" need interventions from schools and psychologists rather than go to detention facilities where they leave in worse emotional and mental states than when they entered.
Victims of domestic violence often don't know their rights and how to protect themselves against their perpetrators. It is critical that first respondents and law enforcement be educated and trained to best protect victims to help guide them through every step of the system.
Teach me to adult! What skills do you want your teen to have mastered by the end of high school and is their school currriculum meeting those needs? Consider how to approach teaching critical basic life skills that may not be covered in school. Download Article